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Recognizing CVPA Staff
Executive Director - Forbes CenterCongratulations, Regan Byrne, for your 10 years of service at JMU!
Tom CarrCongratulations, Tom Carr, for your 10 years of service at JMU!
Portfolio, Audition and Recruiting CoordinatorCongratulations, Sheena Ramirez, for your 5 years of service at JMU!
Annual Staff Recognition Award

It is my pleasure to announce this year’s winner of the Staff Recognition Award for the CVPA.  The staff sub-committee of the Dean’s Advisory Council reviews nominations for this and recommends the recipient to the dean.  This year I am pleased to announce that Andrew Neckowitz has been selected by the faculty and staff of the CVPA for this prestigious award.

Andrew’s work on behalf of the entire college is well known, but he has been fundamental to our success throughout the pandemic and we are so thankful for his dedication and service.

Andrew Neckowitz, Winner of the 2021 Staff Appreciation Award

Congratulations, Andrew Neckowitz, winner of the 2021 CVPA Staff Recognition Award!

 

Here are just a few comments shared with the committee about Andrew:

“I am continuously impressed by how many different projects Andrew is involved in and how he supports not just one school within the college but all of the schools, all of the employees, and the students. Just walk across campus with Andrew and you will be amazed by how many people say hello to him not simply because he is involved with so many departments and individuals but because they have enjoyed the interaction with him and appreciate the support that he has provided.”

“Andrew is continuously called upon to collaborate on projects that we might be working on and he takes on our projects with efficient professionalism no matter how many other projects he has. If you are installing a new communications system that uses wifi, Andrew is involved; if you want to livestream shows, Andrew is involved; oh, you want to charge money for those shows, let's get Andrew involved again. Software? Andrew. Sick computer? Andrew. You don't have one of those weird computer dongle things with the connector with the little pins that goes to the other pins and your class/presentation/meeting starts in five minutes? Ask Andrew.”

“I just had to express my appreciation for Andrew.  His newsletters, virtual office hours, and his general friendliness takes the stress out of stressful technology problems.  I also wanted to say thanks for his steady presence through all those Zoom presentations.  We couldn’t have done this year without him!”

“Andrew works wonders to make sure that every single employee in the CVPA is supported in our moment of technological crisis. Unfortunately, as soon as we receive our new computer, software or other shiny technical toy we tend to quickly thank him and go on our merry way while he is still busy supporting all of the other people in line who are asking for help. Let’s take the opportunity to thank him properly. By the way, I am writing this on my temporary laptop because Andrew helped me to get mine out for repair before it burst into flames.”

Congratulations, Andrew!

Rubén Graciani
Dean
College of Visual and Performing Arts


Past Recipients of the Staff Recognition Award


 

Recognizing CVPA Faculty
Art, Design & Art History

We wish to honor all those in SADAH who have reached a service milestone at JMU!

Congratulations, Mark Rooker, for your 20 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Kathy Schwartz, for your 20 years of service at JMU!

Congratulations, Bill Wightman, for your 20 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Susan Zurbrigg, for your 20 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Rebecca Silberman, for your 15 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Aderonke Adesanya, for your 10 years at JMU!

Music

We wish to honor all those in SOM who have reached a service milestone at JMU!

Congratulations, Kevin Stees, for your 35 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Sue Barber, for your 20 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Jason Haney, for your 20 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Dave Pope, for your 20 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Bob Hallahan, for your 10 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Dave Stringham, for your 10 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, for your 10 years at JMU!

Congratulations, Casey Cangelosi, for your 5 years at JMU!

 

Theatre & Dance

We wish to honor all those in STAD who have reached a service milestone at JMU!

Congratulations, Kate Arecchi, for your 15 years at JMU!

CVPA Awards

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud of the accomplishments and commitment of its faculty.  In recognition of superlative achievement by junior faculty and by faculty as student mentors, the college names an Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and an Outstanding Student Mentor Award recipient each spring. 

Nominations may be made by any CVPA faculty or staff member, including self-nominations, to their School Director who will select one nominee per school. Nominees will be responsible for submitting all relevant materials via email to Associate Dean Dr. Wren Stevens before 5:00 pm on Friday, January 15th, 2021.

CVPA Awards Guidelines AY2021

University Awards

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud of the accomplishments and commitment of its faculty. In recognition of superlative achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service the College names a Distinguished Teacher, a Madison Scholar and a Distinguished Service award recipient. 

University Awards Guidelines AY2021


Distinguished Teacher
The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary commitment to teaching. The James Madison University community strives to encourage excellence in the classroom and continues to make teaching a priority.

Past Recipients of the Distiguished Teacher Award


Madison Scholar
The Madison Scholar is recognized for a record of outstanding scholarship/research/creative work and its dissemination through publication, exhibition, performance or other means.

Past Recipients of the Madison Scholar Award


Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize a faculty member who provides exceptional professional-related service at the university, local and national levels.

Past Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award


 

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School of Art, Design and Art History

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